Emory University is committed to helping
its student-athletes maximize their athletics potential while decreasing
the chance for injury. To that end, the University employs a full-time
strength and conditioning coach. The S&C Coach works with each
varsity coach to develop sport-specific, year-round training plans.
The principles of the strength and conditioning
program is built around these four statements:
- Perform exercises with your feet on the ground
- Perform exercises with free weights
- Perform exercises that use multiple muscle groups that surround
- Perform exercises with explosion, if you want to be an explosive
Emory's S&C Coach is Steve Lewis, who
joined the staff in 2003 after four years in a similar position
at Central College (Iowa) with additional experience at the University
of Tennessee and Western Michigan University.
Lewis was the strength and conditioning
coach, fitness center director, and, exercise science instructor
at Central. During his time at Central, the school won three NCAA
Division III national team titles--volleyball (1999, 2000), softball
(2003)--and fielded three individual and one relay national champions
in track and field, and had seven teams finish in the top 30 at
their respective national championships.
In 2002, Lewis was the Michigan state weightlifting
champion in the 94-kg class. Lewis also qualified and competed in
the North American Strongman National Championships in 2002.
He earned a B.S. in exercise physiology/fitness
from the University of Tennessee (1995) and an M.A. in physical
education with an emphasis in exercise science from Western Michigan
For more information about the Emory strength
and conditioning program, contact Lewis at (404) 712-4422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.